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Delta is taking the lead on the dredging issue in the hopes that a financial commitment from the municipality will spur other levels of government to loosen the purse strings. At Monday night’s Delta council meeting, civic politicians approved a $2 million contribution toward dealing with the silt build up in the Ladner channels of the Fraser River. The dredging of the Fraser used to be handled by the federal government, however, the secondary channels have not been cleared in over a decade and the build up is starting to cause problems. Until 1998, dredging of all channels was a federal responsibility.
In 1999 the port authority took over dredging only the main navigational channel. Since then, silt has been building up in the many secondary channels. Sometimes, during low tides, there is only a few feet of water covering the bottom of the river and on many occasions over the last few years boats trying to move in or out of Ladner Harbour, or any of the other local channels, have got stuck in the silt for several hours until the water level rises. Float homes also risk going aground unevenly, which can cause damage to the structures and pose a safety risk to those inside. Concerned residents established See DREDGING page 3
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Police Chief Jim Cessford was one of the special guest readers during Family Storytime as local libraries celebrated Family Literacy Day last week. More photos on Page 17 and at www.delta-optimist.com.
Delta police officers are looking for witnesses after a man went missing over the weekend on a ferry bound for Tsawwassen. At about 1:30 p.m. Sunday, officers were called to the Tsawwassen ferry terminal after a report of a missing person. A 51-year-old man was last seen by family members on the 11 a.m. ferry from Swartz Bay. However, when the ferry arrived in Tsawwassen he could not be
found by family members or B.C. Ferries staff. Upon reviewing footage from on-board surveillance cameras, it appears a man went overboard during the sailing. The area between Active Pass and the Tsawwassen terminal was searched for five hours Sunday afternoon without locating the man. Delta police spokesperson Const. Ciaran Feenan said the investigation is still ongoing but there is no plan to recommence the search.
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Lacrosse floor time on thin ice Move to put ice in Ladner Leisure Centre by Aug. 1 has Pioneers upset playoff games will move to North Delta BY
South Delta lacrosse groups say they’re being forced out of their home at the Ladner Leisure Centre. The groups, which had an agreement that allowed them to have the dry floor until Aug. 15 annually, were recently informed by Delta the arena is now to be converted to ice Aug. 1. “We have a letter of understanding we signed in good faith, a written agreement, April 15th, plus or minus three days, until Aug. 15th, plus or minus three days,” said Darcy Phillips, president of Delta Lacrosse. Saying they’re happy with an arrangement that’s been in place for seven years, the groups, particularly lacrosse, are upset their games are to be moved to Sungod Recreation Centre in North Delta after Aug. 1. Ice would then go in at the Ladner facility for the Vancouver Giants hockey club.. “Ever since we’ve had this letter of understanding in place it’s worked out really well. We’ve got a contract with them and now, from what I hear, it’s being torn up,” Phillips said. Saying they’ll investigate the arrangement between the Giants and Delta, and why the agreement with dry floor user groups is suddenly deemed not workable by Delta, John Burr, president of the Ladner Pioneers senior lacrosse team, said Delta taxpayers should be upset a local group is being pushed out of its arena. Several members of junior and senior lacrosse
The Ladner Pioneers lacrosse club uses the Ladner Leisure Centre into August and maintains an agreement signed seven years ago gives it access to dry floor until Aug. 15. Delta says the agreement is not legally binding and the arrangement isn’t working. groups, who gathered at the leisure centre Monday evening for an emergency meeting, are asking whether the agreement, which they say guarantees them the dry floor until Aug. 15, is legally binding. In 2005, Delta council approved a deal that would see the Giants move their training facility from a private rink in Tilbury (later purchased by the municipality) to the leisure centre. In exchange, the team would pay a big portion of the bill for a 7,800square-foot expansion at the Ladner Leisure Centre, one
DREDGING from page 1 the Ladner Sediment Group in 2008 to bring attention to the issue with all levels of government. The group is extremely happy to see Delta come forward with funding and take the bull by the horns on the issue, said chair John Roscoe. “The Corporation of Delta has just done an outstanding job,” Roscoe said. Since 2009, Delta has been working with the group and Port Metro Vancouver to find funding to alleviate the sediment problems. Since then the issue has been brought up numerous times with various levels of government. Members of the Ladner Sediment Group, Mayor
Lois Jackson and MLA Vicki Huntington have all made appeals to both provincial and federal representatives for funding to help deal with the sediment. As recently as late last year, Jackson, along with Coun. Ian Paton and chief administrative officer George Harvie, met with officials from the Department of Fisheries and Oceans and the B.C. Ministry of Transportation. “While there is agreement that the issue needs to be resolved, so far, neither government has been willing to commit financially to the project,” said Sean McGill, Delta’s director of human resources and corpo-
Aug. 15. Noting the memorandum was an attempt to appease everyone involved, but isn’t a legally binding document, Coun. Robert Campbell, chair of the parks and recreation commission, told the Optimist the agreement simply isn’t working out. He said the municipality guarantees the lacrosse groups floor time for their regular season, which ends in July in the Pioneers’ case, but Delta can’t guarantee where teams will play when it comes to playoffs. He said that, at most, there would be three playoff dates
in Ladner for the Pioneers in August, while the floor would remain unused most of the rest of the time. Pointing out the Pioneers are a for-profit team just like the Giants, Campbell added the arrangement didn’t work out because Delta is contractually obligated to provide ice for the Giants by early August. “That ice is being used by everybody right away, not just the Giants,” added Campbell. “As soon as there’s ice, the minor hockey guys are all over it.” Noting the Pioneers are usually the last team to be playing, parks and recreation director Ken Kuntz noted Sungod is the best option. “The Pioneers would prefer to be in Ladner for their playoff games, but it’s very impractical for us. What we end up doing, and what we have done for each of the past seven years, we end up making ice at an alternate location to accommodate the Giants, which we have a contractual obligation to do, having them over there for a few days until the Pioneers get knocked out of the playoffs and then we move them (Giants) back to Ladner,” Kuntz said. “We ramp up and spend all these resources for the sake of a few games, but we have a bigger, better facility just up the road at Sungod and it’s time we recognize this,” he said. The 2005 contract with the Giants goes 10 years, but there’s a five-year renewal option at the end of the term, followed by a second five-year-renewal option.
that included an expanded fitness area and space exclusive to the Giants. At the time, dry floor user groups were upset about an element of the deal that gave the hockey team exclusive ice time at the arena. In particular, the lacrosse segment wasn’t happy that floor time would be lost in the spring, when the ice would have been normally removed, and in August, in preparation for the hockey team’s training camp. At a special meeting at municipal hall in February of that year, representa-
tives from the local sports groups, Delta staff and council members, Giants’ owner Ron Toigo and team general manager Scott Bonner worked out a compromise to help pave the way for the hockey team’s move. The Ladner Pioneers, Delta Minor Lacrosse, Delta Jr. A Lacrosse and the Delta Revolution Roller Hockey then signed a memorandum of understanding with the Giants and the municipality to finalize the scheduling agreement, which states the dry floor would be in place until
rate planning, in a report to council Monday. Last year, Delta hired a consultant to undertake an economic impact assessment and prepare a business case for dredging. The study will take into account the social, environmental and economic impacts of a project. A report is expected by the end of March. “We know there’s an economic impact here,” Harvie said. “But now we’ll have the professional report.” The total project cost is estimated at $8 million — Port Metro Vancouver has also committed $2 million. Delta’s share of the funding is coming from reserves and will only be used if the federal and provincial governments agree to provide funding as well.
Sediment build up has made navigating the secondary channels of the Fraser River, particularly at low tide, a difficult to impossible task in recent years.
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There’s no doubt hidden agendas are at work to destroy valuable farmland and wildlife habitat in South Delta says Delta South MLA Vicki Huntington. Interviewed on CKNW Radio Monday, that was the gloomy message by the independent MLA, who went over a myriad of issues rapidly impacting her community. She said she’s disappointed the Tsawwassen First Nation decided to move in the direction of large-scale shopping malls. “Not only is it this project, the mall itself, but there’s a residential project envisioned that will probably develop about the same time, and they have a very large industrial com-
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MLA Vicki Huntington says no level of government seems concerned over what’s happening to Delta’s ecosystem. ponent to the development that’s occurring too,” said Huntington. “Obviously, a lot of people have said, ‘How can you be disappointed? Isn’t this a healthy move for TFN?’ Of course I say, ‘Yes, it is a healthy move for TFN and you can only wish them luck. It is a classic opportunity to engage in economic development and became a more independent and a healthy community.’ “But from my perspective, it is the Fraser River delta and how much more it can bear, because what is being lost in this entire discussion is that the Fraser delta, and really all that’s left of the Fraser delta is Delta itself, is Delta is home to the Pacific migratory bird flyway and it is a nursery to the fisheries... my concern is, yes, it’s healthy for the TFN and they have the perfect right to make these decisions, as any other municipality, but the cumulative impacts on the delta are being willfully ignored by all levels of government.” Huntington said residents are rightfully concerned because the TFN projects
will substantially change Delta, as well as the TFN community. “They are building out their own treaty lands. They are not taking their time, they are doing it very rapidly, and I would say by 2020 they basically will have no land left... the impact of that development is going to be felt not only in Delta, (but) their neighbours and regionally too.” Huntington noted the treaty would not have been concluded had land not come out of the Agricultural Land Reserve with the blessing of the provincial government. She said that development combined with Deltaport, the proposed T2 port expansion, South Fraser Perimeter Road and a possible free trade zone, which would likely be located on farmland, are further eroding the farm base as well as habitat. Huntington also pointed out Port Metro Vancouver CEO Robin Silvester’s recent comments that the ALR would have more value as an industrial land bank as an example of how little regard there is for
Delta’s valuable farmland. She agreed with talk show host Simi Sara there is a “hidden agenda” to develop it. Huntington also noted the proposed jet fuel tank farm on the Richmond side of the Fraser River is just another “assault” on what should be the most highly protected ecosystem in Canada. She complained that no laws are in place to guarantee the protection of farmland or critical flyways for migrating birds. Huntington said government policy has been steadily eroding the health of the municipality’s ecosystem and there’s nobody to protect it. As an independent MLA, she has the freedom to raise the issues and speak out, she added. Huntington then said Delta “is the balance” between industrial and residential development to valuable farmland and ecosystems, but no level of government seems concerned what’s taking place. She said there’s a moral duty to take those needs into account when trying to build the economy. “You can not willfully destroy an ecosystem, but that’s what they’re doing and that’s why I’m fighting.” Many of the issues she talked about during her radio interview will be discussed at the MLA’s upcoming annual general meeting and town hall meeting in Tsawwassen. It will take place on Thursday, Feb. 9 at 7:30 p.m. at Tsawwassen United Church Hall, 693-53rd St.
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Delta is partnering with local business associations to try and mitigate the potential impacts of massive malls planned by the Tsawwassen First Nation. At Monday’s Delta council meeting, Mayor Lois Jackson brought forward a motion to have civic staff report back on ways to enhance the commercial areas of Ladner and Tsawwassen to ensure South Delta remains an attractive place for commercial investment while preserving its unique character. The Ladner Business Association has established a committee to look at the potential impacts of both the South Fraser Perimeter Road and the TFN commercial development. As
well, the LBA has teamed up with the Tsawwassen Business Improvement Association to come up with a comprehensive tourism plan and promotion strategy. Chief Kim Baird said recently the TFN is committed to working with both business associations to minimize any potential impacts on local businesses. She said some informal meetings between the three parties have taken place so far but no formal plan has been outlined. Coun. Ian Paton voiced his skepticism that anything could be done to help Ladner and Tsawwassen in the face of the massive development. “I like the motion, but I just hope that we don’t spend a whole bunch of money on a big study
because unfortunately it is what it is. I don’t know how you’re going to pull a rabbit out of a hat and do something to suddenly create a vibrant and vitality in Ladner and Tsawwassen when this massive 1.8 million square foot mall is going to go in.” In response, Coun. Bruce McDonald pointed to Langley where a smaller retail sector has managed to co-exist alongside the massive development on 200th Street and the Langley Bypass. The TFN has partnered with two private development companies, Ivanhoe Cambridge and Property Development Group, to build a pair of malls, Tsawwassen Mills and Tsawwassen Commons. They are scheduled to open in 2015.
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MURPHY’S LAW Adrian Dix is poised to become B.C.’s next premier — with less voter support than his predecessor, Carole James, received in the last two provincial elections. The latest public opinion poll, this one conducted by Forum Research, found that 39 per cent of British Columbians would vote for Dix and the NDP if an election were held today, which is sufficient backing to give the New Democrats a large majority in Victoria. This certainly doesn’t come as any revelation as Dix has been out front of Christy Clark and Co. for several months now, but it does reinforce the notion that B.C. politics is not necessarily about how many people vote for the NDP as it is about how the right wing can fracture itself right out of power. In every provincial election for the last two decades, with the exception of the debacle of 2001, the NDP has been within a couple of points, plus or minus, of the 40 per cent mark. In fact, James lost the 2005 and 2009 elections with more of the popular vote (42 per cent each time) than Mike Harcourt got when he won in 1991 (41 per cent) and a victorious Glen Clark in 1996 (39 per cent). With the New Democrats getting their customary share of the vote election after election, the big factor in determining which party rules the province has been the unity, or lack thereof, of the right of centre vote. Harcourt benefited from a Socred/Liberal split, while Clark had Jack Weisgerber’s Reformers to thank for his victory. A more unified right proved too much for James to overcome in the last two elections, but with the ascension of John Cummins and the Conservatives, a new fissure has developed that looks poised to end a decade of Liberal rule. In fact, the upstart Conservatives were the choice of 22 per cent of voters in the Forum Research poll, which would translate into seven seats and a toehold in the legislature. That kind of support is not only likely to spell NDP victory in 2013, but with two viable right-of-centre parties splitting the vote going forward, it could keep the New Democrats in power for the foreseeable future. Once in power, ousting Dix would likely require a merger of the right, one of those parties to fall into oblivion or the NDP to colossally screw up, all of which are decent possibilities, but could take a decade or so to happen. For now, all the new leader of the NDP needs to do is maintain the party’s traditional support and patiently wait for the next 15 months to play out.
Hypocritical boomers will be seen as a selfish generation DAN SOUTHARD
COMMUNITY COMMENT This is my 110th column for the Delta Optimist, and my last. Rather than a self-indulgent explanation of why, I’m simply going to end with some random thoughts that never made it to print. Enjoy... or not. Is there anything more annoying than hypocritically preachy baby boomers? They smoked, drank, cheered hockey fights and drove cars that spewed more pollution in a week than modern cars do in a year, and now want to eliminate, or excessively tax, these activities for subsequent generations. Couple that with them happily deferring the cost of the government entitlements they’ve feathered their nests with, and it’s easy to see why boomers will be remembered as the most selfish generation. How far has political debate been dumbed-down when the
preeminent hosts on the top-rated talk-radio station in B.C. are two people who have no public-policy experience or knowledge, and who probably think economics is a high school class where you learn how to make baking powder biscuits? No wonder B.C. politicians think they can get away with anything. Millions of dollars later, the final report out of the Oppal commission on missing women will be so filled with obvious conclusions we’ll all wonder why we had to spend a penny to get there. Here’s a preview: Among risky professions, drug-addicted prostitute ranks pretty high. The police investigators ignored evidence and generally screwed up. Police are always reluctant to admit a serial killer is on the loose. What won’t be on the report is the latter two sentences hold true for every serial killer case, regardless of the victims. Is there anything out there that has a lower adhesion factor than the 2012 garbage bag stickers the municipality mailed out late last year? Teflon? Nah, that would be a tie. The second most useless thing the municipality dropped on us in the past year? The traffic light at 52nd Street and Spyglass in
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Tsawwassen. Recently, my kids passed their driving tests and were presented with ICBC engraved key chains. What a waste of money. It’s almost as bad as when they hired Vicki Gabereau for those insipid “Guess what I learned about insurance” ads. What were the B.C. Liberal Party members who voted Christy Clark into the premier’s office thinking? Did they actually believe she advanced to deputy premier because she was a great MLA, and not just because Gordon Campbell was polling poorly with women at the time? If they had at least taken the time to listen to her radio show, they’d have known Clark is as vacant as a North Korean high-rise. You know you’ve come into your own as a government when you start squandering massive amounts of your constituents’ money on boondoggle projects. Unfortunately for everyone, I believe that by 2020 Tsawwassen Mills will be more commonly known as the “mall of broken dreams.” Well, that’s it. Oh, and by the way, regardless of what they say about it, we’re going to keep Checkers. Good-bye.
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Editor: Re: Century plan offers opportunity to create a vibrant Main Street, letter to the editor, Jan. 27 I am so glad to hear about this opportunity for public input into street safety and public transit. Recently my husband and I decided to take the bus to from Tsawwassen to Victoria. On the Victoria
Malls won’t bring more shoppers to local stores
Editor: Re: Malls will have positive impact on community, letter to the editor, Jan. 25 After the mega malls open, and my uncle’s small business dies a slow death, I can advise him, as Gail Munro so thoughtfully and articulately advised, to “suck it up” and get on with it. Not to worry uncle, the masses are on their way to our town of Tsawwassen to shop! They are leaving the highway to drive even further “to see what Tsawwassen is all about.” Good Lord, nobody is coming to shop here now. I cannot imagine, when the mega malls beckon, this will change. Hate to burst your bubble, Munro, but there is a reason it is called “ferry traffic.” People are travelling and are not interested in spending precious vacation time in one of Tsawwassen’s meager malls. M. Brown
side, the service was flawless and I think in many ways preferable to taking the car. On the route home to Tsawwassen from the ferry terminal, it was a different case. My husband and I disembarked the public bus at 6 p.m. at the junction of Highway 17 and 56th Street. The bus lets you off
at the southeast side of the junction. It was very dark as this wintertime. There is no sidewalk along 56th Street on either side. We decided to walk to the South Delta Recreation Centre facing traffic. For 10 minutes we faced blinding lights and hugged the edge. With a misstep we would have been into the ditch. Obviously this is a
safety issue that needs to be addressed. I fully endorse including in your talks as a community partner the representatives from Safe Route Tsawwassen. Please use this opportunity to access community members who have been advocating for positive change for a long time. Barbara Hinson Ulrich Schrems
Don’t require ‘orientation’ to walk a dog
Editor: My wife and I decided to go for a walk on Sunday. Our own dog had recently died so we thought, “don’t waste a good walk, let’s go to the local animal shelter and walk a couple of their dogs in the process.” We used to do that numerous times before we got our own dog. So off we went to the Delta Community Animal Shelter armed with leashes
and doggie bags. It was run by the humane society back in those days but the Corporation of Delta now runs it. Turns out now you have to go through a two-hour “orientation process” in order to learn how to walk a dog, and then be officially “certified” as a volunteer dog walker, before you are permitted to take any animal out. I told the lady I had been walking dogs for 55 years
and I was not about to take lessons on how to do it. But no dice. Seems the bureaucrats and lawyers have even inserted their tentacles into the process of taking a dog for a walk. Doubtless our nanny municipal government considers this to be “for our own good.” So we walked two hours without dog(s). Sad for the dogs. Geoff Eldred
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Editor: Re: Cheaper, and tastier, way to deal with rabbit population, Community Comment, Jan. 25 Kudos to Steve Graham. I know the bunnies look too cute to consider eating, but we do eat lamb, only we don’t see the fluffy, cute things too often. I have lived in both
Britain and Quebec where the butcher sells rabbits, cleaned and ready to cook. The last wedding we attended the dinner was rabbit, only its French name was used on the menu — lapin — so I’m not sure everyone knew what they were eating, although all enjoyed it. Unless these rabbits are diseased, I think we
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Editor: After purchasing two other landscapes in 2010 from Faith Love-Robertson for friends, I commissioned her to paint a landscape of Boundary Bay as a gift for my wife for Christmas. My wife, in turn, gifted
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A8 The Delta Optimist February 1, 2012 Letters to the Editor
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Editor: Re: Do as we say, not as we’ve done, Murphy’s Law, Jan. 18 First, in the name of full disclosure and to prevent the usual racist slur that eventually is thrown out when one disagrees with First Nation plans, I am of aboriginal descent. My great grandmother was of the Ojibway Nation, who was deprived of her status when she married a white man. My relatives lived in Northern Ontario and knew only to well the scourge of racism and poverty. The editorial and other comments like it reveal a basic misunderstanding of a great deal of the discussion taking place in regards to the mega mall. The whole NIMBY thing is thrown out as a meaningful conversation stopper and if that doesn’t work, predictably the use of the you-did-it-why-can’t-they argument is used. This merely serves the interest of developers and the shortterm economic fix being thrown out by those who stand to immediately gain financially in the building of this mall.
The latest economic argument for this kind of development is that it is increasingly difficult for developers to find enough land to build mega malls. Well, duh, that’s because in the 21st century it has been recognized by investors and long-term money managers that productive agricultural land in urban areas will provide an excellent return on investment. Why? Because people always need to eat and like precious metals, the land cannot be reproduced. Don’t believe me? Google AGCAPITA and see what it has to say about putting agricultural land in your RRSP. Yes, productive agricultural land is a recommended retirement income investment. Let’s change the conversation from past blame and misplaced guilt. Let’s allow aboriginal people to learn and profit from the mistakes of the last century and participate in what is happening in this one. The TFN treaty was supposed to be a vehicle that would give a secure future to generations of the Tsawwassen people, of
which there is about 450 in total, half of which live and work in other cities, provinces and countries. Members are being sold the old economic model of paving over land that has been used to grow food, when really, by preserving and working the land in agriculture, it would provide the jobs and wealth the treaty was supposed to secure for the TFN. The agricultural industry provides well paid management, scientific, educational, supply chain, tourism and retail opportunities for many now and the TFN is in a position to provide its members with excellent and long-term opportunities. A modern agricultural and cultural use of the land would truly draw people and would not require the selling of their future to international developers, who, as the economic meltdown has shown, put executive bonuses first. Worldwide, fertile agricultural land is being bought up by investors who recognize that in the future, agricultural land will be more precious than gold. Debbie McBride
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February 1, 2012 The Delta Optimist A9 Letters to the Editor
Editor: When the Ladner brothers returned to Canada from California in 1858, two guides from the Tsawwassen tribe ferried them up the Chilukthan Slough to Canoe Pass. At the time there was a British gunship at the mouth of the Fraser exacting a tax from all who wished to travel upriver and the brothers were able to avoid payment thanks to their guides. The Ladners later returned to the delta with other pioneers and took possession of land under the authority of the Preemption Act of 1860. In keeping with the act, any man could claim 160 acres of untitled land for himself and his family. The price of land was set at a flat rate that could be paid over time and much of the Fraser Valley was settled this way. When members of the Tsawwassen began preempting land, the act was changed to preclude its use by aboriginals except by special exemption. With the settlers the Tsawwassen built dikes, cleared scrub and helped to pull the land out of the mud. While this was done, the boundaries of the land they could call their own
became smaller and smaller. Cut off from traditional means of support, they became involved with the work of the canneries and the farms, day labourers on the property of others. In 1914 a petition from Chief Harry Joe of the Tsawwassen was put before a commission set up to define reserve boundaries: “We stand and ask for clear title to our land and that we will know what land we’re using and know it belongs to nobody but us... As we have been following the art of agriculture for many good number of years and we know the land is ours by means of our living, that is the reason that we want to get title of our land.” This request was denied as was a similar one in 1925. And the superabundance of natural resources available in pioneer times was whittled away to its present poverty. These are events that have happened in our municipality, some within living memory. There is no doubt whatsoever that large parts of Delta and beyond fall within the territory of the Tsawwassen. While I believe the preservation of farmland
is vital, both inside and outside the ALR, it is clear that our government and its agents had obligations that needed to be fulfilled. They have had many chances in the past to do the right thing and have chosen to do otherwise. They have now been compelled, by force of law, to settle these matters. Information from an 1878 census, taken after small pox had reduced the population of Coast Salish in British Columbia by at least two-thirds, sets the number of adults in the Tsawwassen village at 33. With these numbers we can calculate the land due the tribe if every member exercised the rights of pre-emption afforded at the time to citizens of the crown: 5,280 acres. If the Tsawwassen were to take possession of all their traditional territories that area would be increased into the hundreds of thousands of hectares and extend over land and sea. Through the treaty they have received around 1,800 acres, including the reserve they already occupy. In October of 2007 Chief Kim Baird stood before the legislature and described the conditions the Tsawwassen find them-
selves in today: “We have a tiny postage stamp of a reserve, a small fraction of a percentage of traditional territory, fronting a dead body of water, trapped between two massive industrial operations. Our land and aquatic ecosystems have been fouled beyond human comprehension.” To lecture the Tsawwassen on land stewardship, and to suggest the land remain bound with restrictive covenants such as ALR designation, flies in the face of the reconciliation this treaty is meant to achieve and is rightly rejected. For further information read Harvesting the Fraser and Above the Sandheads, both available at the Delta Museum and Archives and the Ladner Pioneer Library. Dave Staniforth
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A10 The Delta Optimist February 1, 2012 Business
Ports refute U.S. allegations Canadian terminals maintain they don’t benefit from unfair subsidies BY
Canadian port authorities are calling on the U.S. government not to impose penalties on this country’s container ports. The Federal Maritime Commission in the U.S. decided late last year to launch a study into possible unfair practices by Ottawa for its container ports, raising fears of a damaging trade war. Richard Lidinsky, the chairman of the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC), said he would be proposing a study on whether Canadian and Mexican ports are benefiting from unfair subsidization, following a request for an investigation by two U.S. senators from Washington state. They wanted an investigation of “diversions” of U.S.-bound, Asia-origin cargo through Canada, brought into United States via Canadian rail services. Some of the issues to be investigated include the Harbor Maintenance Tax,
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which isn’t in place in Canada, as well as rail service rates and infrastructure funding. The report will be referred to the U.S. Congress, which could FILE PHOTO launch retaliatory trade actions U.S. politicians are concerned by the against Canada. “diversion” of cargo to Canadian ports like Deltaport. The Port of Prince Rupert cargo is being diverted was specifically singled out through Canadian ports. by the commission, but the “It should be recogconsequences of new fees nized that Canadian ports imposed on containers from provide a vital link in the overseas could also be huge U.S. supply chain which is for the Deltaport terminal at critical to the U.S. economy. Roberts Bank. Therefore, any effort to Now available to the apply the HMT or other public, a joint submission measures against Canadian by the ports of Vancouver, ports would hurt U.S. ecoHalifax, Montreal and nomic growth, especially Prince Rupert address sevwhen the U.S. is trying eral of the questions raised to recover from its recesby the FMC. sion woes,” the submission The submission makes states. a number of assertions, Noting that Canada’s port including there being no authorities, port terminal statistical evidence to supoperators and railways conport the claim that U.S. tinually seek to find new
efficiencies in the supply chain, the document also states Canadian ports have natural geographic advantages, including being the closest deepwater container ports to Asia and Europe. The Canadian ports also contend shipping firms do not choose Canadian ports to avoid the HMT, instead making routing choices, and managing risk, based on many factors such as cost, reliability, efficiency and proximity to markets. “Trade between the two countries is essential to creating economic growth and jobs on both sides of the borders. Competition between North American ports can help spur that growth by providing options for shippers and exports and encouraging reliability and efficiency,” the submission states. The document states Canadian ports are especially significant to U.S. economic competitiveness because they provide shippers and manufacturers options in running their businesses.
February 1, 2012 The Delta Optimist A11 Business
Xinia Slomen says she loves being a hairstylist. “I have a passion for it,” she says. “I love people and I love hair. What a great combination. That’s why I’ve lasted as long as I have. I have a passion for both.” She’s been working as a hairstylist in Tsawwassen for 45 years. Having worked at many salons around town over the years, she now owns Xinia Hair Studio on 56th Street.
She has had a setback at work this last year from a serious injury. As she has now recovered, she is looking for new clients to visit her and get going again. Her location is at the Tsawwassen Medical Centre, next to Ocean Palace. The studio offers full hair care for mature people, she says, noting she specializes in colouring and perms. “I love what I do,” she says. “Everything about hairdressing, I love. From blow-drying to cutting to rollers.” Slomen, who notes she
M&M Meat Shops is helping beat the winter blues with a dose of laughter this Friday. Canada’s largest frozen food retail chain, which has a location in Tsawwassen, will hold its annual Red Nose Day. For more than two decades, M&M Meat Shops Red Nose Day has helped put a smile on
Canadians’ faces during one of the toughest winter months. This year, franchisees and product consultants at more than 400 locations across Canada will wear red noses to entertain customers. Since the company introduced Red Nose Day in 1992, M&M Meat Shops staff have worn more than
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60,000 red noses and tickled the funny bones of millions of customers. “Canadian winters can be cold and dreary and we want to give Canadians something to smile about,” says Mac Voisin, founder of M&M Meat Shops. “Laughter really is the best medicine and we encourage everyone to join us for our annual Red Nose Day.”
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A12 The Delta Optimist February 1, 2012 In the Community
Variety donates over $4,500 to buy pediatric pump for Delta Hospital
Barbara Hislop (left) and Jane Marynowski with the new pediatric infusion pump.
Variety — The Children’s Charity has donated $4,575 to the Delta Hospital Foundation to purchase a pediatric infusion pump. The specialized piece of equipment administers the precise dosage of antibiotic over a specific period of time according to the weight of the child. This ensures that best practices are followed and the safety
of the child is first and foremost. Barbara Hislop, executive director of Variety — The Children’s Charity, was delighted to help purchase the infusion pump for Delta Hospital. “We feel that this important piece of equipment will assist them to continue providing quality care to the children and families of
Delta.” Stacey Boyda, Delta Hospital Foundation’s individual giving manager, and Jane Marynowski, ER patient care co-ordinator, were ecstatic to receive the funds. “When a sick child in need of immediate rehydration and anti-biotic treatment enters our ER, accuracy is everything,” said
Boyda. “Too much or too little medication can have severe side effects. “We are humbled by Variety’s commitment to the foundation. This equipment will help us provide the best health care for Delta’s children and their families”. The foundation raises funds to provide access to the best medical services close to home.
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Ladner’s Bob Orrick has republished his book about Canadian sailors in the Korean War. Indelible Memories, a retrospective look at the conflict, now includes more stories from veterans and other updates. “It’s important that the indelible memories of the people who were there, ought not to be lost through death,” he said. Orrick spent about a year in Korea, serving as a communicator aboard the HMCS Athabaskan, one of the destroyers the Canadian Navy sent. He originally published the book in 2002 after working on it for 12 years. “It’s memories the guys had — the times they spent there. What happened to them — some of them were
on shore, some of them were at sea.” Orrick said he spent “five or six years” chasing one veteran down so his story could be included in the updated version. He says the stories aren’t all “shoot ‘em ups.” “It’s not that type of book.” Orrick previously said he wrote the book “to make Canadians aware that a) there was a Korean War, b) Canadians were there and c) the Canadian Navy, which I was part of, had done a heck of a job.” He served as a public information officer for the Korea Veterans Association of Canada for three years in the early 1990s. Orrick is currently working on another book about the Korean War. Visit www.boborrick.com if you’re interested in buying Indelible Memories.
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Brandrith family supports Reach
(Clockwise from top left) Roger Harris, Joan Harris and George Bates recently presented Reach Society’s Irene Forcier and Rene D’Aquila with $550, donated on behalf of the extended Brandrith family from their annual Christmas party. Five generations of Brandriths have gathered every year and have made charitable giving a part of the family holiday party since it began in 1918. The donation will go towards Reach’s capital campaign to build a child development centre in of Ladner.
List of potentially harmful activities grows with age Just getting out of bed can be a danger to your back BARBARA GUNN
LIVING MATTERS Last week, the husband threw out his back. Silly fellow was getting out of bed. I know, I know. I have tried to tell him that he should avoid such strenuous forms of activity, but he pays me no mind. “We’re getting to the age where we have to be more careful,” I tell him ever so gently. “Remember, dear, we’re not kids any more.” It’s a given, I remind him, that folks of our vintage need to be a little more prudent than they once were before they go snowboarding or river-rafting or bareback-riding. Or before they get out of bed. “We now have to think first,” I tell him, “and plan a little more.” A few months back, same thing. The husband threw out his back while he was
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February 1, 2012 The Delta Optimist A15 Coming Events
!The Hospice Cottage Thrift Store has a Jewelry, Watch and Designer Collections Sale on Feb. 4 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 1521-56th St., Tsawwassen. !Calling all residents interested in improving their public speaking! Ambassadors Toastmasters meets at South Delta Public Library on Tuesday, Feb. 6, from 7 to 8:45 p.m. www. ambassadorstoastmasters. org. !If you are between the ages of 9 - 12 and you love to read and talk to other kids about the books you’ve read, register for the next Kids’ Book Club at the Ladner Pioneer Library, 4683-51st St., Delta (604946-6215). The club meets on the second Tuesday of the month, beginning February 8. Space is limited. !On Feb. 8 at 7 p.m. join Go Green Delta DVD and Book Group for a discussion of Thomas Kostigen’s You are Here. This book explores the link between our actions and how they impact our planet earth. Group meets second Wednesday of each month at the Tsawwassen Library. !The South Delta Therapeutic Touch Network meets every second Wednesday of the month at the Natural Comfort Wellness Centre in Tsawwassen. The next meeting is on Feb. 8. Open to all levels of therapeutic touch and anyone interested in an introduction to this healing modality. For more info and to register please call Frances 604-948-1652 or Selena 604-952-4175. !Free Parent Workshop “Positive Parenting: The Basics and Beyond”. A twoday interactive approach
to creating a positive, supportive atmosphere for your family interactions. Presented by Reach Child and Youth Development Society. Thursday, Feb. 2 and Thursday, Feb. 9 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 3-3800-72nd St., Ladner. Please bring your own nutfree lunch. To register call 604-946-6622 Ext. 343 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. !There’s a Lady and The Tramp Valentine Dinner at the Tsawwassen Legion, 22-1835-56th St. on Feb. 11. Spaghetti, meatballs, salad, garlic toast and dessert. Tickets $10. Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. Combo tickets available at the bar for this Valentine Dinner and Dance with local band South Side Vibe (http://www.southsidevibe. com/). Cost: $20. Call 604943-0232. !Join the Delta Naturalists for our meeting on Monday, Feb. 13, at 7:30 p.m. at Cammidge House on Boundary Bay in Tsawwassen. Our speaker this month is Dan Esler. Dan is a researcher and adjunct professor with the Centre for Wildlife Ecology, SFU. He will be speaking on wildlife population responses to the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill: Two Decades of Research. Everyone welcome, no cost. For more information, call Joanne at 604-946-2240. !Weekend Retreat - An Introduction to The Ignatian Spiritual Exercises from Feb. 16 to 18. (Thursday, Feb. 16, 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17, 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at St. David’s Anglican Church - 111551A St., Tsawwassen. Cost $45 (limited to 30 people). Facilitator Rob Des Cotes, spiritual director with Imago Dei (www.imagodeicommunity.ca). To register
or for more information contact Judi at 604-9434609 or email@example.com. !Egan Davis, horticulturalist and lecturer at the VanDusen Botanical Gardens is the speaker at the meeting of the Evergreen Garden Club on Tuesday, Feb. 21 at 7:30 p.m. at Kinsman House, 5050-47th Ave., Ladner. Topic will be “The essence of good gardening”. !The next regular meeting of the South Delta Low Vision Suport Group will be on Tuesday, Feb. 21 at the Ladner Pioneer Library at 1:30 p.m. Guest speaker will be John Puspal from CNIB. New equipment will be discussed. For more information contact Matt Yole at 604-946-9934. !Are you responsible for the care of an adult family member or friend at home or in a facility? Trying to cope with the changes that aging and illness bring to a loved one can be a difficult and stressful job. Delta Caregivers’ Network is offering an education series and support group starting Thursday, Feb. 23 from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. once a week for eight weeks. Cost is $25. To register phone The Center for Supportive Care 604-948-0660, Frances 604- 946-7131 or Sylvia 604-943-7596. Seniors !Valentine’s/Chinese New Year - Year of the Dragon is on Saturday, Feb. 11 at the McKee Seniors Recreation Centre. Cash Bar: 5 p.m. Chinese Buffet: 6 to 7 p.m. Music by Sincerely Yours: 7 to 10 p.m. Members: $16, Guests: $20 Get your tickets early! 604-946-1411. Special Events !The 38th Annivesary Delta Leadership Prayer Breakfast is set for
Saturday, Feb. 11 at 8 a.m. at the Delta Town & Country Inn. RCMP Insp. Tim Shields will be speaking. Contact Linda Frost for tickets 604-943-7775. !St. Andrew’s Church, Delta, invites you to a Healing Workshop - The Healing Gifts of God’s Kingdom (God’s Amazing Grace When It Hurts) on Saturday, Feb. 11, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. in the lounge at Saviour Lutheran Church, 4737-57th St., Ladner. More info at www.standrewsdeltabc.org. Please register by emailing your name and contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org or call Anita at 604-943-3824. !Focus on the Family - Date Night Challenge. A Valentine Event at Cedar Park Church for all couples (5300 44 Ave. Ladner) on Saturday, Feb. 11 from 7 to 9:30 p.m. (Webcast). Featuring comedian Jeff Allen, singer/songwriter Michael O’Brien and bestselling authors Dr. Greg and Erin Smalley. Door prizes, desserts, coffee/tea. Cost: $10/couple For tickets call 604-946-7410. Arts !Battle of the Bands. Are you the best local band around? If so come and play your heart out. There will be judges and prizes for the top band in their category. $20 to register. Friday, Feb. 3 at Tsawwassen Arts Centre. Call 604-943-9437. The Coming Events column is published every Wednesday as a community service. If you have a nonprofit event, mail, drop off, fax, or e-mail (events@ delta-optimist.com) the details to the Optimist by 3 p.m. Monday. Submissions are subject to space limitations (no phone calls).
Occupation: 2012 Delta Triathlon & Kids of Steel (KOS) Race Director What is the activity? 2012 Delta Triathlon & Kids of Steel Event. As Race Director, I oversee the entire race, working with the Triathlon Committee Coordinators to set up each component. I also ensure that the race meets its sanctioning requirements for TRI BC, the governing body of BC Triathlons. There will be 365 Adult racers (individuals and relay teams), 100 KOS kids and youth (individuals and relay teams) and over 265 volunteers. The Adult race sold out in a record 3 days this year. There are still spots available for the KOS event. Where and when does this take place? April 21st at the Ladner Leisure Centre. The ‘Tri’ runs through the roads of Ladner. Cheer on competitors along parts of Mountain View Blvd, 44 Ave, Arthur Dr, Maple Cres, 54A St, 47A Ave, 45 Ave and 57 St. How often do you participate? Annually. How long have you been involved? Since August 2011 as Race Director. Prior to that, I was a competitor, a volunteer for the event and I even coached the Tri Training Clinic through Parks, Recreation & Culture. Why did you get involved with this activity? This allows me to take my passion for the sport to another level. Little did I know when I ﬁrst started as a competitor that I would end up as the Race Director. What do you like best about this activity? It is a chance to offer my knowledge and experience to the community. How does it beneﬁt your life? This takes me outside of my comfort zone! What other things you do to keep active? I swim, bike, run, go to the gym and snowshoe. Did you know that you can live in good health and add years to your life by training for a triathlon? Regular exercise is known to lower blood pressure, prevent some diseases and reduce your risk of osteoporosis. Delta Parks, Recreation & Culture offers programming to assist you if your goal is to participate in an event like the Delta Triathlon. Red Cross Swim Basics and Swim Strokes can help you get started on the swimming leg. To build up your swimming skills, check out the Red Cross Swim Sports – Swim Workout program. For help with the other race components, participate in Cycle Fit classes for the bike portion and the Sun Run Training Clinics for the run portion. Call your local recreation centre or go on-line for schedules or, to ﬁnd out more ways to stay active in Delta, call Parks, Recreation & Culture at 604.952.3000 or go to www.corp.delta.bc.ca.
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mall called Tsawwassen Commons. Some have voiced concerns about the plan while the TFN contends the malls will bring more shoppers to the area. The Optimist asked:
Tsawwassen First Nation members voted strongly in favour of a deal last month to build two major shopping malls — a destination retail and entertainment centre called Tsawwassen Mills and an outdoor
Will the malls have a big impact locally?
Adrian Fisher-Fleming Yes, I think it will definitely change things. I think it’s good for the Tsawwassen First Nation, but I think it’s going to negatively impact the businesses in Ladner and Tsawwassen.
Cran Campbell I want them, period. I’m sick and tired of having to go to Richmond, Surrey or Vancouver to find something.
You can have your say on this issue by taking part in our web poll at www. delta-optimist.com
Danielle McKim Yes. It’s going to create more traffic and it could crush our small businesses, locally owned businesses.
Tom Steele Definitely, [because of] the number of stores they’re promising and the size.
Leonard Bolus Yes. [There will be] more choices for shopping.
Last time we asked you:
What do you think of Delta’s rabbit plan? • 42.22 per cent said it’s a good idea. • 11.11 per cent said move the
rabbits somewhere else. • 46.67 per cent said cull the rabbits instead.
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Celebrating Family Literacy Day Police and fire personnel visit libraries to be special guest readers for Storytime
Delta libraries celebrated Family Literacy Day, Jan. 27, throughout last week with special guest readers from the Delta police and fire departments at Family Storytime. Police Chief Jim Cessford and firefighter Todd Shiyuk (left) were at the Ladner Pioneer Library to read stories to a group of youngsters. Sessions were also held at the Tsawwassen and George Mackie branches. Family Literacy Day was developed by ABC Life Literacy Canada to encourage Canadian families to spend at least 15 minutes a day enjoying a learning activity together. This yearâ€™s theme invited Canadians to take a learning journey. Learning not only happens while participating in fun activities such as Family Storytime, but can be embraced in your daily routines.
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The Greater Vancouver Canadians look like contenders again the B.C. Major Midget Hockey League and that comes as a big relief to Leland Mack. After watching his team go through one of its worst stretches in franchise history, the Canadians head coach is sleeping better these days thanks to a four consecutive victories, including a weekend sweep of the Vancouver Northeast Chiefs. The B.C. Major Midget Hockey League club doubled the Chiefs 4-2 on Saturday in Coquitlam, then returned home on Sunday in Ladner and skated to an impressive 5-1 victory. The Tyler results moved the Canadians (16-10-6) into sole possession of third place with eight games remaining. More importantly, a dark cloud that seemed to be hovering over the franchise for nearly a month has given way to a bright outlook. “Everyone seemed pretty uptight there for a while, including me and all the coaches,” said Mack, outside a jubilant dressing room. “Our problems seemed to be everywhere. It was our goaltending, defence and we weren’t
scoring. We were still working hard so it wasn’t that.” Mack tried to send a stern message by bag skating his team prior to a series against the last place Kootenay Ice. The potential wake-up call backfired when the Ice took three of four points, but Mack noticed a different mindset when the players returned to practice the following week. “They just seemed to be in a light mood like everything was going to be fine,” he recalled. The Canadians proceeded to win a pair of games against South Island, then backed that up with more success this past weekend. Now they will truly see if they have turned the corner with a Sandhu pair of games against the league-leading and defending provincial champion Vancouver Northwest Giants, including Sunday’s tilt at the Ladner Leisure Centre (11:30 a.m.). “The frustrating part was (that slump) came against the bottom teams in the league,” added Mack. “We know that won’t happen when they play the teams we are battling with so we are pretty much in playoff mode for the rest of the season. “The Giants have pretty much clinched first and
Greater Vancouver Canadians Troy Sutherland sails through the crease as he just fails to convert this scoring chance during B.C. Major Midget Hockey League action against the Vancouver Northeast Chiefs on Sunday in Ladner. The Canadians won 5-1. will be a big challenge. If you want to win the league then they are the team you are going to have to get through.” Mack was not only happy with the wins but the balanced attack in both games. Much of the scoring load has been carried by 15-year-old former Seafair standout Tyler Sandhu who
is enjoying an outstanding rookie campaign with 41 points in 30 games, including 18 goals. The Portland Winterhawks prospect sits 10th in league scoring and his point total is at least double the output of nine forwards on the Canadians roster. The Grade 10 student at McRoberts secondary
is pleased to see his hard work over the summer is paying off but is even more his happy team is back on track. “It’s a great feeling right now,” he said. “We are understanding each other better and coming together as a team. We are just working hard for each other and treating every game like it’s
the playoffs.” A relatively quiet weekend for Sandhu still resulted in three assists. Alec Dawydiak, Andrew Klukas, Spencer Schoen and Taylor Foote had the goals in Saturday’s win. Michael Olson-Eyre, Josh Murphy, Schoen, Dawydiak and Klukas were among the Sunday goal scorers.
Islanders name Thauli head coach of intermediate “A” team has been named the Islanders head coach. The former standout player was noted for his outstanding defensive work. Thauli wasted little time getting involved in the coaching ranks, stepping behind the Pioneers bench
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in 1991 and promptly earning the B.C. Lacrosse senior coach of the year award. He served as an assistant coach from 1993-94 then joined John Burr behind the bench and earned coach-of-the-year honours again in leading the Pioneers
to a bronze medal finish at the 1997 President’s Cup. He also worked as a co-coach with the Intermediate “A” Islanders in 2000-01 and has mentored at all age levels within in the Delta Lacrosse Association.
“We are very excited to have Sam as our new coach,” said Islanders general manager Jamie Scott. “His success as both as a player and coach will help our intermediate ‘A’ team’s quest to win a provincial title.”
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The Delta Islanders Junior “A” Lacrosse Club has turned to a wellrespected local player and coach to run its intermediate “A” team for the upcoming 2012 season. Sam Thauli, who has been involved in the game for 40 years,
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SDSS rinks secure provincial berths
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South Delta teams headed to Dawson Creek for high school curling championships
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South Delta secondary skip Cody Tanaka watches his rock during action at the Lower Fraser Valley Playdowns, hosted by the Tunnel Town Curling Club. SDSS went on to win the boys draw. Delta has built a solid reputation in provincial high school curling over the last four years, sending more teams (four boys and three girls) to the provincial championships than any other school in B.C. during
that time. “This is the year we hope to bring home a provincial title, because two of the girls and four of the boys will be graduating,” he said. “Next year will definitely be a transition
year, but we will still have two members of our girls team, and one member of our boys team, with some good young curlers in the wings for the boys.” The provincials will take place March 8-10.
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South Delta secondary school’s curling program is headed to Dawson Creek in March after both its teams successfully defended their titles at the Lower Fraser Valley Playdowns. Competing on their hometown ice at the Tunnel Town Curling Club, the SDSS girls rink rolled through its competition and will head to the provincials as one of the favourites, having finished second a year ago. The team features Shawna Jensen, Krista Jensen, Katie Sim and Kayla Graham. The boys rink went undefeated (3-0) in the round-robin portion of the playdowns but lost its first playoff game to a solid opponent from Richmond’s McMath secondary. The result forced a tiebreaker game which South Delta prevailed 6-4 thanks to some solid defensive strategy and clutch shot making down the stretch. The team features Cody Tanaka, Donny MacKintosh, Louis Wong, Jackson MacKinnon and Alex Masarsky. Teacher sponsor and regional co-ordinator James Brown says South
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KERR, Wayne Dec. 21, 1942 - Jan. 26, 2012 It is with great sadness to announce the passing of Wayne after a very brief battle with cancer. Wayne will be deeply missed by his wife of 46 years, Mary, his son Brad, daughter Tracy (Barry), grandsons Brendan and Jared, sisters Gayle and Darlene, mother in-law Marion, sister inlaw Helen (Ken), many nieces and nephews and the coffee gang from McDonalds. No service as per his request. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Loraine Thomas Hospice or Delta Hospital.
NELSON, Beatrice Eileen
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dear aunt on January 24, 2012 at the age of 89. Eileen was a lifetime resident of Ladner and is the last of 13 children of a farming family. She has now been reunited with her family. She will be sadly missed by her numerous nieces and nephews. A special thank you to the staff at the Deltaview Habilitation Centre for their tender and patient care of Eileen. There will be a private family interment service at the Boundary Bay Cemetery at a later date. To share memories or send condolences please visit www.deltafuneral.ca.
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JONES, Clayton Lynne 1925 - 2012
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our father at Surrey Memorial Hospital, January 9, 2012. Clay was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba on August 29, 1925. He lived in Winnipeg until he joined the RCAF in 1944. After the war, he joined The Royal Canadian Signal Core. Clay met and married his beloved wife of 62 years, Betty Jones. They lived in Winnipeg, Fort Churchill, Ladner and Ottawa before settling in Delta, BC. After retiring from the Armed Services, Clay worked for ten years with Zurich Insurance. Clay spent many happy hours in his garden, on ﬁshing trips, travelling, volunteering for Delta Hospital Auxiliary, Lifeline and the Delta Emergency Response Team. Clay will be lovingly remembered and deeply missed by family and friends. He was predeceased by his beloved wife, Betty in 2010. Clay is survived by his sister Shirl; loving sons, Doug (Janice), Tom (Colleen), Bryan (Debbie); grandchildren Jennifer, Allison, Megan and Craig, and great-grandchildren, Anna and Abigail. A service celebrating Clay’s life will be held on Saturday, February 4th, 2012 at 1:00 pm at Delta Funeral Home, 5329 Ladner Trunk Road, Ladner, BC. In lieu of ﬂowers, donations to the Delta Hospital Foundation would be greatly appreciated.
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NICHOLSON, Annette (NEE MARTIN) Feb. 21,1922 - Jan. 8, 2012 Annette passed away peacefully at Mountain View Manor on January 8, 2012 at 89 years of age. Annette was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. Annette is survived by Eric, her devoted husband of 62 years. She is also survived by her son, Monty, daughters Sandra and Candy (Danny Gibson), grandchildren Lena (Bryan Lockhart), Trent and Trevor, as well as great grandchildren Jared and Celeste and numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family with whom Annette was very close. Annette is also survived by her sister, Helen, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. She was predeceased by her parents, two sisters Peggy and Susan, and four brothers Jacob, Harry, Johnny and Abe. Annette’s family wishes to thank the caregivers at Mountain View Manor for keeping her as comfortable as possible during her stay and final days of her life. In accordance with Annette’s wishes, there will not be a funeral. A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, February 4, 2012 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm at South Delta Baptist Church 1988 56th St, Tsawwassen. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Delta Hospital Foundation or Ladies Auxiliary, 5800 Mountain View Blvd, Ladner, or charity of your choice.
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NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS Re: The Estate of James Edward Paulik a.k.a. James Paulik, deceased, formerly of 5210 4th Avenue, Delta, B.C. Creditors and others having claims against the above Estate are hereby notified under section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claims should be sent to: Jeffrey R. Pearson, #20 - 3473 River Road West, Delta, B.C., V4K 5E9, on or before March 30, 2012, after which date the Administrator will distribute the Estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard to the claims of which the Administrator then has notice. Administrator Jeffrey R. Pearson. NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS Notice is Hereby Given that Creditors and others, having claims against the Estate of CAROLYNN YVONNE WILSON, Deceased, formerly of 3410 River Road West, Delta, BC, V4K 3N2. Creditors are hereby required to send the particulars thereof to the undersigned Executors, c/o Ronald E. Piters and Lloyd Andrew Wilson, Piters and Co., 4873 Delta Street, Delta, BC V4K 2T9, on or before February 23rd, 2012, after which date the estate’s assets will be distributed, having regard only to the claims that have been received. Ronald E. Piters and Lloyd Andrew Wilson, Executors.
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Furnaces, Hot Water Tank Installation Specials!!! Quality work done at a reasonable price.
10% Off with this Ad! For all your plumbing, heating & reno needs. Lic Gas Fitter, Aman. 778-895-2005
Water Lines (without digging) Sewer Lines (without digging) Install. Drain tiles. 604-739-2000
Best In Class Painting Low rates, refs avail. 100% guaranteed Mark 778-323-1045
For All Your Household Repairs and Renovations. Interior and Exterior Finishing, Kitchens, Bathrooms and Plumbing Refs Avail. Free Estimates
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Complete Renovations Plumbing, Electrical Master Carpenter, Painting Wallpapering Kitchen/ Bathroom designer & installer. floors Ceramic Tiles Drywall, 25 yrs. exp. $30/hr Mark Local Cell: 778-889-9918
THE RENO GUY 25 yrs exp. Call Lance @ 604-240-9340
Tried & True Since 1902
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JJ ROOFING, Repair specialist, Reroof, New Roof. Seniors disc. WCB, BBB, fully insured. 604-726-6345 www.jjroofing.ca
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Steve Watts 604-943-4134 778-228-5639 Pressure Washing Houses, Siding, Driveways, Patios, Painting, Interior/Exterior
Roofing Experts 778-230-5717 Repairs/Re-Roof/New Roofs. All work Gtd. Free Est. Call Frank
SAVE on ROOFING - specialize in New/Reroof ★ Fully Ins. WCB. Senior Disc, Ref’s, Work Gtd, 24/7, Free Est. 778-892-1266
ROD’S HAUL IT AWAY 778-668-4285 * RUBBISH REMOVAL * Big or Small jobs. LOW RATES. Free Estimates. 604-930-3000
AL’S CERAMIC TILE
PRECISION 1 Plumbing & Heating, Lic. & Ins. hw tanks, service, renos. Rick 604-809-6822
A-1 PAINT CO. Interior Repainting Free Est. - 15 Years Exp. Insured /WCB
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Renovations & Home Improvement
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AL’S CERAMIC TILE. Supply & install, samples avail. Free est. 604-948-9573, cell 604-836-8943
THE TILE GUY 25 yrs exp. Call Lance @ 604-240-9340
Tree Removal - Stump Grinding Branch Chipping * Free Est. * WCB Local resident, 34 yrs. 604-943-0043
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TSAW, LARGE 2 bdrm, 2 bath duplex style suite, own w/d, ns no pets, Nr Town Centre, $1375/m, avail Feb 1. call 604-948-0974 TSAW Upper 3 BR, fenced yard, deck, separate laundry, d/w. Pet neg, N/S, $1500 incl utils. Ref’s. 604-943-2270
• Yard Clean-Ups • Pruning • Gutters • Landscaping
EXPERIENCED HOUSE Cleaner avail, res/comm, insured, bonded, 604-315-2539 or 778-899-1674
1 BR, 1000sf, f/s, w/d, gas f/p, new lam flrs/carpets, priv patio, heat, cable, internet, $850 + shrd hyd, n/s n/p, Tsaw, 778-558-6390
Contact Tina or Sandra at Century Group 604-943-2203 www.centurygroup.ca
Greenworx Redevelopment Inc. Hedges, Pavers, Ponds & Walls, Returfing, Demos, Drainage, Jackhammering. Old Pools Filled in. Irrigation. 604 782-4322
1 BDRM bsmt, bright, clean, w/d, n/s, no pets, utils incl. single prof, Avail Feb. 15 or Mar. 1, $700, Ladner. Call 604-312-3438
Same Day Service, Fully Insured
★ LADNER Office/Retail/Commercial Space 727 sq.ft. Available March 1st
280 sf space Ladner Village, secure, clean, ug prkg, $500 immed.
2006 WILDWOOD Trailer 25’ 10' w/ hitch, sleeps 6, 2 dr, full bath, kitchen, and walk about queen size bed. Plenty of storage.Asking $12,500. Call 604-322-3207
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